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Richard Pombo to run for 19th Congressional seat in San Joaquin Valley

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Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am

Richard Pombo, who represented the Lodi area in Congress for 14 years, will seek the 19th Congressional seat held by George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, who announced last week that he won't seek re-election this year.

The 19th District covers parts of Stanislaus, Madera and Fresno counties and all of Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. The district includes northern portions of the cities of Modesto and Fresno.

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15 comments:

  • posted at 3:38 am on Tue, Jan 12, 2010.

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    Leonard: Good question. dyan won't answer it.

     
  • posted at 3:37 pm on Sat, Jan 9, 2010.

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    dyan wrote on Jan 6, 2010 3:55 PM:" Here's another lesson in lib logic: Pombo has never been charged with or convicted of a crime, but he's a "crook."Dyan, OJ Simpson was found "not guilty" of murder by a jury of his peers. Does that, in your mind, mean that he was innocent?

     
  • posted at 9:55 am on Wed, Jan 6, 2010.

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    Here's another lesson in lib logic: Pombo has never been charged with or convicted of a crime, but he's a "crook." On ther other hand, Bill Clinton lost his law license for lying to a grand jury - a felony, but he's a "saint." Go Figure.

     
  • posted at 4:26 am on Wed, Jan 6, 2010.

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    When I think about all the tax cheats in Washington and unethical behavior of so many of our highest elected officials I have a hard time being critical of Pombo. We need a guy like Pombo because he understands how the game is played and he is smart enough not to bring a knife to a gun fight.

     
  • posted at 4:36 pm on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    And they claim you can't raise the dead! Save us all if this (alleged) crook gets back in Congress. Of course he's a "Central Valley guy." That's where all of his political cronies are. Apparently he couldn't cultivate any new ones west of the Altamont Pass.And if elected will his new district be paying for all the family members that are sure to be on his payroll?

     
  • posted at 1:10 pm on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Observer wrote, "The fact of the matter is that Republicans can and need to do better than Mr. Pombo."Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! The GOP has to stop taking any ol' candidate. Pombo's comments about his seniority reek of the smell of entitlement. And may I add the names Sieglock & Andel to name just a few of the local GOP yes-men who run for any and all positions. Who funds these guys? I sure don't! All three have the personality of a wet dish rag.

     
  • posted at 8:51 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    The fact of the matter is that Republicans can and need to do better than Mr. Pombo.

     
  • posted at 8:36 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    lodidian - you dont live in the congressional district that Pombo is running for

     
  • posted at 7:27 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Let's hope he is realizing that the GOP is changing, (sorely needed) and the "good ol' boy" mentality is being routed out and snuffed. Let's also hope that he takes a good long look at his staff, and they lose that arrogant, unethical attitude they wore so well. Their type are the ones that brought the GOP to its knees.

     
  • posted at 6:10 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    If he can help neutralize the Endangered Species Act, I will vote for him.

     
  • posted at 5:37 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    I will vote for anyone who is running against a liberal socialist!

     
  • posted at 3:37 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Pombo will get my vote. We need someone who knows how to get things done and who can "hit the ground running".We do not need more "Pelosi minions" such as Jerry McNerney.

     
  • posted at 3:27 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    I know things are pretty bad in D.C., but not so dire that Richard Pombo should be given another shot at legislating. While there are those who believe he was set up or that he is otherwise innocent regarding his activities while serving us in the House, I'm hopeful that the good folks in the 19th District will perform their due diligence before packing him off again.Clearly, we've all begun learning our lessons when it comes to electing people who put their own ambitions ahead of those they're elected to represent. Let's not go backward now. I would think a good start for Pombo to redeem his public reputation would be to find a vacancy for dog catcher – he can work up from there.

     
  • posted at 1:29 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    No it is not a requirement that you live within the district.O - I agree this guy should just go away, unfortunately he may get elected. This is the problem when anyone is allowed to vote. Name reconginition becomes the winning factor not ability. This is what a democracy always devolves into, MOB RULE. The founders knew this and tried to ward against it. The progressives knew this and have lobbied for it for the last 100 years. You reap what you sow.

     
  • posted at 11:37 pm on Mon, Jan 4, 2010.

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    "Although Pombo lives outside the 19th District, he said in an interview Monday that his Tracy cattle ranch is only about 10 miles outside the district."Is it not a requirement to live in the District you run? Republicans would do well to let this gentleman remain in retirement.

     
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